Meet the team
Financial services

Rob Richards FCA CTA FCCA (Director)
Rob grew up in Worcester and was educated at the King’s School. He trained in Solihull in general practice where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. Rob returned to Worcester with his family where he qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1999 before setting up his own practice the same year. Rob merged his practice with that of Nick Sandy in September 2005 to form The Richards Sandy Partnership.

Rob’s interests are playing golf (badly), following Worcester Warriors Rugby, clay pigeon shooting and now that he has reached middle age, even gardening seems more fun!

Email: rob@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330340

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Nick Sandy FCA (Director)
Nick has had almost 30 years of being in general practice and advising businesses of all types.
He originally trained with Spicer and Pegler back in the dim and distant late 1970s and qualified in 1982. He then moved to Worcester in 1984 to join a small practice before graduating to a partner in the national firm, PKF in 1989.
He followed this by setting up his own practice with his wife and built this up successfully before merging to form The Richards Sandy Partnership in 2005.
Nick’s interests revolve around running, singing in the local community choir and he has been known to turn out in the annual village panto!

Email: nick@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330619

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Aimee Stinton FCCA BA (Hons) (Director)
Aimee joined the practice in 2004 after graduating from university with a degree in accountancy.

Aimee deals with accountancy, audit and taxation for both corporate clients and individuals. Aimee carried out all of her training with the practice and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007. She has developed a wide range of technical skills that allow her to provide our clients with excellent support.

Aimee is also involved in business development for the practice and is continuing to develop professional links through networking events.

Aimee was made a Director of the practice in 2014.

Email: aimee@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330613

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Jacquie Whittle FCA (Associate)
Jacquie was born in Worcester and educated at the Worcester Girls Grammar School. Jacquie trained and qualified with a local firm of chartered accountants before joining the practice in 1998. Jacquie works mainly in the accounts and audit team and is responsible for practice quality control and compliance. Jacquie has over 20 years' experience in accounting and has gained and maintained a detailed level of technical knowledge that allows her to provide an excellent level of support to clients and the team.

Email: jacquie@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330616

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Ally McLaughlin FCCA BSc (Hons) (Associate)
Ally was born in the North East but grew up in Worcester, finishing his schooling at The Royal Grammar School before obtaining his degree at Liverpool John Moores University. He then signed a professional contract with Worcester Warriors and played rugby full time before his change in career path.


He studied his accounting qualifications with a firm in the West Midlands before moving back to Worcester and joining a Worcester based practice.   Ally joined the practice in 2013 and will be responsible for delivering accountancy and taxation advice to both corporate clients and individuals. Ally has experience in start-up businesses and will be involved in business development for the practice.

Outside of work, Ally enjoys watching and participating in most sports, and after finally “hanging up his boots”, his attention is drawn to improving his golf (much needed). Ally has a young son, keeping him on his toes, and a rather annoying dog.

Email: ally@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330617

 

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Richie Sills CTA (Senior Tax Manager)
Born in Birmingham and brought up in Bromsgrove, Richie graduated from Essex University with a degree in Economics before entering into the accountancy profession. He is a qualified Chartered Taxation Adviser, has over 25 years’ experience in tax matters, much of it gained with a Top 20 firm, and is the head of our tax department. Richie is able to advise on tax matters across the range of taxes including Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, and VAT. He is also very proficient in the use of Excel, especially in the area of writing macros (with some of his work having been published).

Email: richie@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330347

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Phil Haverfield (Accounts Senior)
Phil was brought up in the wild lands of Bromyard before initially starting his accounting career for a small practice in Hereford and joining another small practice in Worcester. He was then head hunted from the aforementioned practice by Nick Sandy in the summer of 1998. Phil has gained extensive experience in general practice preparing accounts for a variety of different business types and sizes.

Email: phil@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330612

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Gwen Hodder-Wood (Accounts Senior)
Born in Sandwich, Kent I started my accounting career in a small Kent practice before moving to London to further my career.

I worked in industry for many years as a management accountant working for large PLC companies.

I moved back to Kent after my husband died and went back to working in practice for a small practice in Kent for 5 years.

I relocated to Worcester 7 years ago to be closer to my daughter who is a teacher at Kings School in Worcester. I joined the Howard Painter part of the practice in March 2006.

I have gained extensive experience in both industry and practice preparing accounts for a variety of different business types and sizes as well having a good knowledge of charity accounting.

Email: gwen@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330345

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Laura Powers ACCA (Accounts Senior)
Laura has lived in Worcestershire all her life and attended Alcester Grammar School in Warwickshire until she was 18, completing her A-Levels in July 2007. She obtained an accountancy apprenticeship with a Worcestershire firm and commenced working straight from school in September 2007. She successfully completed her AAT and ACCA qualification during 5 years of working at that firm and became a full member of ACCA in November 2012. Laura also joined The Richard Sandy Partnership at this time to further her career.

Laura has a wide range of knowledge on different areas, from various company accounts preparation to payroll assistance. She has recently joined out Tax team and is working towards her CTA.

Email: laura@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330349
 

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Elaine Evans (Payroll Manager)
Born in Ledbury, Herefordshire and educated at The John Masefield High School, Elaine started work as a secretary, and in 1993, moved into the accountancy world. In 1996 she went to Worcester Technical College doing AAT and started running a payroll bureau which has continued for the last 15 years. Elaine joined The Richards Sandy Partnership in 2008 and manages the payroll bureau for the practice.

Email: elaine@richards-sandy.com
Phone: 01905 330611

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